Let's face it. I'm lazy sometimes. And unmotivated. And unorganized. I also have some bad traits that I won't bore you with. But really these aforementioned are the traits responsible for the fact that my last blog entry was many months ago and was intended to be part one of a recap of the shooting of the infamous "(I'm From) Western Mass" video. For those of you hanging on the edge of your seats wondering about the second day of shooting that vid- it was awesome. I mean- goofing around in Northampton with Steven Wright is bound to be a pretty good time in and of itself. But couple it with an afternoon excursion to the Big E and it falls into my list of "top 10 great days". Moving on though...
The shows I performed with DJ Hot Mess throughout November and leading up to the New Year's Eve show at the Hu Ke Lau were all great. Based on the success of the two "Western Mass" videos, I was blessed with an overnight legion of fans many of whom represented at the shows by raging in the front row and sang EVERY word to EVERY song. There's not much better in life than to put yourself forth creatively and have it resonate with complete strangers to the point where they take an evening out of their lives to attend a performance. I have to say- I love meeting fans. And I love it when people ask to have their picture taken with me. It's a wicked trip.
Anyway- thanks to the fans and SUPER fans thus far. You know who you are...
One of the questions I'm asked a lot is, "Are you really a Doctor?". The answer is- sort of. If having a license to practice medicine makes one a Doctor, then at the moment- no, I'm not a Doctor in the truest sense of the word. But I was actually a practicing physician before the "incident" in Portland which led to the revocation of my license. Many of you have asked me for medical advice and for prescriptions. Those of you who have asked me for prescriptions via Facebook and email need to understand that these traceable social media platforms are presently not a viable forum for me to commit my services to you. I'm like the fucking A-Team. If you can find me, maybe I can help you. So while I am always happy to dispense advice, for the love of God, please stop asking me for weed over the internet.
That's really the only thing I had to get off of my chest. Oh- wait. There's one more thing... No, I will not show up at your cousin's birthday party or office Christmas party and put on a show for free beer. Thanks for the offer though. And it would be nice if you'd return my emails seeing as how I was gracious enough to let you down gently. Another thing we all need to get straight if this relationship is going to grow and prosper- if you wanna book the Doctor, you best have the cash.
Anyway- you want to know what I've been up to lately. I've been in the studio all winter working on new tracks. I have six new original tunes and one cover ALMOST finished. It's been a slower process as I'm really working to refine each track. I've got a show at Arch. St. tavern in Hartford on March 9th but I don't think I'll have them ready by then. Most likely for the Bishop's show in Northampton on April 13. Which new tracks are my favorite? Thanks for asking. So far, it's a toss up between, "Fine Bitches" and "Fuck Me Pumps". At any rate, you can see that thematically- speaking, I've been staying the course and writing about what I know.
Another big chunk of my winter has been spent working on a new "Western Mass" themed music video that has been commissioned by the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitor's Bureau. This video will be used by the GSCVB to promote restaurants and nightlife around the greater Springfield area. We are shooting our footage for the video TODAY! I've somehow managed to secure a limousine and a posse of super hot chicks to ride around with me to help show the world what an amazing place Springfield, MA is to party in. Pretty excited about this for obvious reasons.
Speaking of which- the limo just pulled up so I gotta jet. Again, I'll try to be in touch more frequently. But it's hard when you're as busy as I am with a thriving underground medical practice and hip hop career to deal with. So...no promises. Until next time know that I'm thinking of you. Keep it green and stay in touch on the Facebook.